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A social-science research project is proposed into the topology of the social network constituted by mobile-phone users. But instead of standing in institutional isolation, it is deliberately situated in a public arena and in a three-way symbiotic relationship with a social locus and an art venture. Through these relationships, subjective aspects of social and 'connected' space are also emphasised, and a somewhat playful approach to ideas of information and organism also promoted.
The project is presented as a live, ongoing venture within a defined architectural space, such as a cafe. Primary data for the research is provided by visitors to this space. The project involves among other things an evolution of the mobile phone, a special kind of café table, and small giveaway plastic sculptures.
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Nat Goodden's work has addressed issues of space, cognition, interactivity, and what it means to operate in a digital arena. With a B.A. in Sculpture and an M.A. in Electronic Arts, he describes what he makes as "situations rather than things". His installational work is represented in Installation Art (De Oliveira, Oxley and Petry,1994), while more recent digital work can be seen online at
Based in London, he is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire.
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